Category: Tracey O'Sullivan

Where does our Water go (Final)

Real life contexts can be a great way to teach problem-solving skills. This was certainly the case for Room 5. Read more about 'Where does our Water go (Final)'...

Room5WaterWorksCreateitPlanting18

Learning Across Levels

Although Term 3 was disrupted by the Covid Lockdown, Te Huka and Poihipi students carried on their learning. It just looked a little different. Read more about 'Learning Across Levels'...

Room5LearningatHomeMilkBottleCreations1

Steaming Ahead

Students looked at examples of geothermal power stations. As a group they investigated, described what they looked like and thought about the link of the names to our own school... Read more about 'Steaming Ahead'...

GeothermalWeekRoom14Powerstationconstruction30

The power of words, balance and daring

Our inquiry focuses on oral language, vocabulary extension and descriptive writing. As part of this inquiry we were also exploring and sharing ideas about relationships with other people so the... Read more about 'The power of words, balance and daring'...

TeHuka PoihipiLibraryGymTrip2

Simile poems

The focus is about students sharing their experiences in their own words using descriptive language. Ultimately Room 5 aims to present some of our poems to the school community later... Read more about 'Simile poems'...

LiteracyRoom5PoetryTuiSimile101

Phunky Phonics & Silly Sentences

For 20 minutes, four days a week the students move from their class to meet with other students to participate in phonics learning. Read more about 'Phunky Phonics & Silly Sentences'...

TeHuka PoihipiTeamPhonicsStageFive15

Mathematical Wizards

First, students were given a shape and they had to independently identify and sort 2D shapes by their appearance. Read more about 'Mathematical Wizards'...

RoomGeometryPositionRobots21

Native Neighbours

First the students learnt to write questions about what they were curious about. They formulated wonders about kiwis. Read more about 'Native Neighbours'...

LiteracyRoom5StoryboardHowthekiwilostitswings16JPG

Swim like a dolphin

To begin with, our qualified swimming instructors assessed what we could do in the water already. We learnt these skills through a variety of fun water games and activities. Read more about 'Swim like a dolphin'...

OhaakiRoom11WaterSafetyDay10